Understanding What Makes America Great
As we look at where our country has been, where we are currently, and where it looks like we are going, it give many of us in this country a great reason for concern. As we look at different times throughout our history we see different degrees of greatness. For example, when you think of World War II we think of how our country was unified and proud of who we were and what we were doing. We rallied around the flag and were resolute in the goal of stopping Hitler and his thirst for world domination. We also were committed to stopping Japan and were ready for some “payback” for Peal Harbor.
Though this time period was over 60 years ago we still remember, read about
and hear such speeches as the one Winston Churchill gave uniting his nation and the one FDR gave after the attack on December 7. These speeches gave us a vision of what had to be done and what things would be like if we did what was needed and what would happen if we did not. These men cast a vision for their two respective countries that caused both to accomplish what the leaders of Germany and Japan though could never happen.
I say this to show you the importance of vision. Every accomplishment in our great country started with someone who had a vision and they communicated this vision in such a way that others began to follow and make an all out commitment to the vision.
Unfortunately this country has a lack of people who have vision. Wal-Mart’s founder, Sam Walton, saw this when he said, “Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.” It’s time to learn how much each of us can accomplish by living a Power Visioned Life. I think America’s greatest moments are ahead of us and I am committed to training thousands of people how to learn how to develop and live by a vision for their lives.